Category: Writing A Book

Advice from the Masters: Raymond Tallis

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Just when you think you’ve had a pretty productive life, you discover someone like Raymond Tallis. Wikipedia describes him as “a philosopher, poet, novelist, cultural critic and a retired medical physician and clinical neuroscientist.” I mean, really, wouldn’t any one of those be enough for most people?  »  Read More

Writing a Book: Not So Fast

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Anyone can do bad work quickly, and that includes writing a book. Once upon a time, that might have worked, but today more and more books are hitting the market and competing for the attention of readers. To stand out from the crowd, you need to write the best book that you can and that takes time. The process of getting  »  Read More

Writing a book: Why I love beta readers

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Let’s say that you know your subject cold. Let’s say it’s a subject you’ve been teaching for years. Let’s say you’ve even blogged about it a couple of hundred times. When you write your book, you’re going to be pretty sure you have it right. Well, you may have it right, but you probably don’t have it as  »  Read More

Advice from the Masters: Ryan Holiday

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Wikipedia describes Ryan Holiday as an “author, marketer, and entrepreneur.” On Amazon Ryan Holiday describes himself as a “strategist and writer.” His books include The Daily Stoic, The Obstacle is the Way, and Ego is the Enemy. The advice below comes from his article, “So You Want to Write a Book?”  »  Read More

Writing a Book: Weight Control for Your Book

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Michael Bungay Stanier was the first person I heard apply the term “lean” to a book. Here’s how he said it when I interviewed him about his excellent, and lean, book, The Coaching Habit: Say Less, Ask More, And Change the Way You Lead Forever “My goal always is to write as well as I can, and write a book that is as  »  Read More

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